Friday, February 02, 2007

A statement from the father of Chonburi Xiong

The Detroit Asian Youth Project’s website has a great statement from the father of teenager Chonburi Xiong who was killed by the police in his own home:

"My name is Pang Blia Xiong. I was born in a small farming village in Laos on December 31, 1956. I did not have much of a childhood because my country was torn apart by war. When the Americans came to Laos, they asked our people, the Hmong, to help fight the Communists. I did not know much about America, but my parents told us it was our duty to help the Americans..."

And it goes on from there. It's a touching letter, and I hope people see some resolution and closure to this issue soon.

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